Volta | A new audio production platform built for and informed by physical space
In the same way that stereo audio dramatically expanded the sonic capacities of audio recording from mono audio, many in the music industry – from engineers at Abbey Road to electronic music pioneers – believe spatial audio is the next logical step on that trajectory. As such, Volta’s primary feature, and the reason for it being built into a 3D environment, is to be a physically interactive (and thus more intuitive) method for editing and mixing spatial audio, than what currently exists.
Digital audio workstations (DAWs for short) are the primary audio production tool for everyone from classical composers to bedroom producers. Volta is not a new DAW, but a new user interface/experience, which translates the utility and functionality of a DAW into a three dimensional environment in virtual reality.
School of Design
MA Global Innovation Design, 2019
Alex Kane is a multidisciplinary artist, musician and designer. His background in design began as a partner in a creative agency for musicians, developing and executing experiential marketing campaigns, graphics and art for tour and album releases.
Since joining The Royal College of Art and Imperial College London’s joint global innovation design masters programme, he has pushed his work toward the intersection of technology and philosophy. Covering a wide spectrum – from mechatronics and experiments in shared consciousness, to environmentalism and governance – all of it his work is bound by a single intention – make the planet a more humane place.
- MA Digital Marketing, Hult International Business School, London, 2012; BA Political Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, 2008